Unusual Vegetables for Small Gardens

Whether it’s their small sizes or strange colors, these four unusual vegetables for small gardens – and all gardens really – will make you smile. These four rare foods have performed well over the years in Seasonal Wisdom’s gardens.  So, if… [Continue Reading]

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Celebrate the Fire in Summer Feng Shui

Contributor: Seasonal Wisdom is delighted to provide this summer Feng Shui advice from NY-based consultant Ann Bingley Gallops of Open Spaces Feng Shui.  You may remember her Feng Shui advice about fall, winter and spring already. Learn how you… [Continue Reading]

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George Washington: One of Our First Foodies (Plus a Recipe!)

Imagine traveling back to the earliest days of the United States, and having the chance to dine with the first president, George Washington, and his wife Martha at Mount Vernon, their plantation on the Potomac River. Ingredients for your meal would… [Continue Reading]

George Washington: One of Our First Foodies (Plus a Recipe!) George Washington: One of Our First Foodies (Plus a Recipe!)

Growing Poppies in The Garden

Poppies are easy to love. The flowers mix beautifully with roses, lavenders and other perennials, and provide a romantic, carefree look to any garden. Best of all, poppies are easy to grow from seeds, and many of them reseed to provide beauty year after… [Continue Reading]

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At Home With P. Allen Smith

My mother used to say that when she died, she imagined heaven would look like Charlottesville, Virginia. She really meant Monticello, the famous country estate that belonged to Thomas Jefferson, with its Neoclassic architecture, orderly kitchen gardens… [Continue Reading]

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Unusual Pumpkins, Winter Squashes, Gourds

October 17, 2013
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Autumn is one of my favorite times of year, and a big reason is the abundance of unusual pumpkins, winter squashes and gourds available right around now. Just look at these heirloom pumpkins I spotted at my local market. The wild colors, shapes and sizes are inspiring, aren’t they? In this Seasonal Wisdom post, you’ll […]

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Clever Ways to Organize Your Garden Shed

October 8, 2013
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Guest Contributor: Early fall is the perfect time to get outside and putter around in your garden. But what if the inside of your garden shed is such a disaster that you’d rather bury your head in the sand? Before cold weather sets in, take the time to organize your garden shed, so that “yard day” […]

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Fall Garden Guide

October 1, 2013
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The days are growing chilly, and the nights are lasting longer now.  Colorful leaves are dancing on the autumn winds and falling gently upon the ground.  But before you say goodbye to your garden, here’s a fall garden guide to prepare you for the colder months that lie ahead. In this post, Seasonal Wisdom shares […]

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Fabulous Plant Foliage

September 20, 2013
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True confession: I’ve fallen in love with fabulous plant foliage in recent years. Red romaine and speckled lettuces. Lime green and black sweet potato vines. Chartreuse pelargonium leaves marked with reddish brown. Who needs flowers when you can have this fabulous plant foliage? Come see a few examples of unusual edible and ornamental plants with […]

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Wildflowers of the Eastern Sierras

September 8, 2013
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Spanning 150 miles through California, the Eastern Sierras are home to many wonderful wildflowers – including these blue lupines and magenta fireweeds growing alongside Rock Creek in the Little Lakes Valley. This old glacial cirque is a mountain valley filled with picturesque lakes and flower-filled meadows. The area offers a colorful collection of subalpine and […]

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Seasonal Wisdom Nominated for Garden Bloggers Hall of Fame

August 27, 2013
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It’s been a whirlwind lately, because I just received some rather extraordinary news. I’m humbled and a bit shocked actually to announce that Seasonal Wisdom has been nominated for the 2013 Garden Bloggers Hall of Fame. Not only that, I have been invited to speak about how I built the Seasonal Wisdom brand during the […]

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Your Harvest Time Food Guide

August 25, 2013
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Harvest time is going strong as I write this Seasonal Wisdom post.  August and September have long been celebrated as an abundant time of year when delicious fruits and vegetables are plentiful. Now is the time to acknowledge Mother Nature’s gifts, while preparing for the upcoming cold season. This Seasonal Wisdom harvest time post is […]

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The Drunken Botanist and Champagne Cocktails

August 19, 2013
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Amy Stewart has done it again. The award-winning author of six critically acclaimed books about the natural world has turned her eye toward botany and booze in her newest book called The Drunken Botanist – and it’s a winner. Learn more about this New York Times-bestselling book on “the plants that create the world’s great […]

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P. Allen Smith and Watermelon Gazpacho Recipe

August 5, 2013
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Baby, it’s hot outside.  Cool off with this Watermelon Gazpacho Recipe from Seasonal Wisdom. Packed with sweet and hot peppers, limes and red onions, this watermelon gazpacho makes a delicious chilled soup or a refreshing vodka-based cocktail we like to call “Watery Mary.” This gazpacho is inspired by the flavors of late-summer, the traditional harvest […]

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A Garden Tour with Billy Goodnick

July 30, 2013
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Behind these gates is a private garden in the upscale, coastal city of Santa Barbara, California. Best of all, you can enter this exclusive home garden now with a special Seasonal Wisdom tour, hosted by award-winning writer and landscape architect Billy Goodnick, author of Yards: Turn Any Outdoor Space into the Garden of Your Dreams. […]

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